Letters to the Editor

December 21, 2020

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement: “From the minute I entered Congress, I’ve taken every possible opportunity to push our government to address the threat posed by Russia’s malign activities. I’ve formed a bipartisan working group, I’ve ...

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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement: “From the minute I entered Congress, I’ve taken every possible opportunity to push our government to address the threat posed by Russia’s malign activities. I’ve formed a bipartisan working group, I’ve ...

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I have been writing these semi-annual reports on Council’s activities since 2016.  I usually write a summary of what Council did or what it was thinking of doing or a combination of both.  However, since 2020 is nothing like any other year, this time I’m going to skip the usual format.  Instead, I ...

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12/20: ANY PLAINFIELD FRIENDS? Small brown and white dog with a pink collar scene running around Plainfield.  Please help share our information about whom to call if the dog is seen. Stressing the importance of not following her or trying to capture her. She is not going to walk up to someone and ...

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12/20: ANY PLAINFIELD FRIENDS? Small brown and white dog with a pink collar scene running around plainfield.  Please help share our information about who to call if the dog is seen. Stressing the importance of not following her or trying to capture her. She is not going to walk up to someone and no ...

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Here are some things you might not have heard about COVID-19. Sources follow each statement. • “Lockdowns Do Not Slow COVID Spread, Three Studies Show” – intellectualtakeout.org/lockdowns-do-not-slow-covid-spread--three-studies-show/ • According to these charts you would never know when mask ...

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Earlier this week, small businesses in Yorktown Heights received an early holiday gift. With the COVID pandemic taking a severe toll on our small businesses, news of a plan to transform the Soundview Preparatory School property into a new mixed-use development is cause for optimism for Yorktown’s ...

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To the Editor: New Jersey Republican Party Chairman, Doug Steinhardt, announced he was running for Governor today. A cursory look at Mr. Steinhardt's record as the Chairman of the NJGOP would show that despite Mr. Steinhardt's best efforts, his overall record as Chairman has been less than ...

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Hello Fellow Spartans, As all election results are certified, I would like to take the time to congratulate my fellow candidates on their victories in the 2020 election. Congratulations to my opponent, Ms. Vanessa Serrano, and I hope that you will bring the Sparta School District to the next ...

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This communication is a plea to all of those who have interests within the community of Plainfield, and more specifically, the school district. I am a lifelong resident and graduate of the Plainfield Public Schools. I began my involvement with the day-to-day affairs of the district many years ago ...

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Dear Westfield Community, Westfield’s downtown has long served as the backbone of this thriving community — a destination for shopping and dining throughout the region, and a point of pride for the residents and businesses that call it home. As many of you know, one of those businesses, Lord ...

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To the Editor: The Westfield Board of Health met on December 7. The Board discussed the current status of the Covid-19 pandemic in Westfield, the town’s response and the planning for the future, including vaccinations. Westfield has recently seen a significant rise in Covid-19 cases and ...

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To the Editor: I heard the comment our Freeholder John Lanza made regarding the “nannie” government. A “nannie" government might have helped him if he listened when they said that if you drink too much you may pass out and run off the road. It would have saved a lot of trouble and possible ...

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To the Editor: As Covid case numbers rise across New Jersey, contact tracers from our local health departments are hearing from more people that they got sick at small family gatherings. “We have been so careful,” a person might say. “But it was Grandma’s birthday. She hasn’t seen her family ...

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Last night at the Town Council  meeting of December 15, 2020 Mr.. Mayor Michael Soriano misconstrued my comments regards record 2020:34.  I have never or do I intend to speak for the Parsippany Board of Education.  That is left up to Board of Education President Frank Neglia and Superintendent ...

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Dear Editor: I am a professional woman with 30 years' experience working with addiction and have a state certification as such. I am deeply concerned about the legalization of recreational marijuana.  There are two primary reasons for my concern. The first is the negative effect marijuana ...

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Dear Nutley residents: Mayor Tucci recently wrote a letter published in local media outlets detailing actions taken by the Nutley Board of Commissioners regarding Prism’s project on the former Hoffman-La Roche site, ON3, voting unanimously to adopt Phase III of the Redevelopment Plan - ...

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A Message from our President The Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad is here for you. As we experience a surge in transportation requests due to COVID-19, we want to remind everyone to please help us prioritize our life-saving service. For those with less severe, non-life-threatening ...

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On behalf of the Verona Junior Woman’s Club of Verona, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Verona community for its contributions to the great success of Verona Fights Hunger Week 2020. Together, we donated over 1,200 bags of healthy food and personal care items and raised over ...

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This letter was written in response to “Voting Was Not Secure,” a Letter to the Editor written by Francis McVetty. Frank McVetty, who I knew years ago as a fellow CBer, writes in the Dec. 3 issue of the many allegations of voter fraud in the recent presidential election. He is right about ...

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New Jersey Republican Party Chairman, Doug Steinhardt announced he was running for Governor today. A cursory look at Mr. Steinhardt's record as the Chairman of the NJGOP would show that despite Mr. Steinhardt's best efforts, his overall record as Chairman has been less than stellar.  For example, ...

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New Jersey Republican Party Chairman, Doug Steinhardt announced he was running for Governor today. A cursory look at Mr. Steinhardt's record as the Chairman of the NJGOP would show that despite Mr. Steinhardt's best efforts, his overall record as Chairman has been less than stellar.  For example, ...

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This letter was written in response to “Voting Was Not Secure,” a Letter to the Editor written by Francis McVetty. President Trump is entitled to each and every legal avenue available to challenge his loss of becoming president for another term. He may by now have submitted this challenge to the ...

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  To the Editor: This will be a joyous holiday for our family this year. We are working and have a roof over our heads and food on the table. Life is good. Sadly, there are many people that have lost their jobs, their homes and are hungry this season. Their future is dark, just as dark as ...

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Republican senators sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy today expressing concerns for taxpayers and ratepayers and seeking information related to legislation that would restructure Horizon Blue Cross Shield of New Jersey, the largest health insurer in the state. (SenateNJ.com) Dear Governor ...

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After watching the Yorktown board meeting for the police task force (Coalition on Community Safety & Engagement), I see that Supervisor Matt Slater has his hands full. The objective of the task force was to provide ideas on how the Yorktown Police Department could interact with the town ...

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 "Why the move to County Commissioners was a "No-Brainer"   On August 21, 2020, Governor Murphy signed legislation eliminating the term Freeholder. The newly signed law requires all boards of chosen freeholders to be known as boards of county commissioners by January 1, 2021. The term ...

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New Jersey Republican Party Chairman, Doug Steinhardt announced he was running for Governor today. A cursory look at Mr. Steinhardt's record as the Chairman of the NJGOP would show that despite Mr. Steinhardt's best efforts, his overall record as Chairman has been less than stellar.  For example, ...

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Good news! Our petition to Save Franklin Open Space and stop the Franklin Town Council from tearing down the beautiful pristine forest at the corner of New Brunswick Rd and Willow Ave to build a pocket park, now has 1,250 signatures! It’s hard to know what the Township's outline is for the ...

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New Jersey Republican Party Chairman, Doug Steinhardt announced he was running for Governor today. A cursory look at Mr. Steinhardt's record as the Chairman of the NJGOP would show that despite Mr. Steinhardt's best efforts, his overall record as Chairman has been less than stellar.  For example, ...

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